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FOTH 2015

FOTH
We had a great response from members wanting to take part in the Festival of the Horse qualifier at Llanymynech. We had 10 members taking part, from the 80 through to the 100cm

Kat Morgan was 1st to go, going individually in the 100, Kat & Davies set the day up well for us by going double clear. then it was the turn of the 90’s teams, Team 1 Katie Ellis, Meg Davies, Vicky Robson & Sam Davies, Katie again had a great 2 rounds, going clear, Vicky went really well, & Meg & Sam had an let’s say “Eventful day!” Unfortunately no team placing. Then team 2 was Rachel Wooley who had a great XC round, Katie who again went double clear, Charlotte Saunders had a return to eventing & had 2 great rounds, & Elspeth who again flew round both courses. They were just out of the placings coming 7th.
Gina Williams went individually in the 80, not having done anything like this before & had a whale of a time, just 1 little blip, but otherwise flawless!
Big thank you to our volunteers, Claire Owen, Lucy & Laura Smith. They were there for the whole day so that our members could take part, many thanks as without you, we are not able to compete in area qualifiers.
I hope this may spur more members to take part in area qualifiers, as its great fun & a great way to meet other members. We put on training events beforehand, & try & squeeze in a social night too!
The next area competition is at Llanymynech again on June 21st, which is the Horse Trials, please contact Sam if you want to take part by May 27th at the very latest.
Sam

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Terry’s First Show Jumping Competition of 2015

First of Terrys Jumping Competitions
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In case you missed it we had the first of Terrys jumping for 2015 at Radfords. We had a really mixed group of competitors, with member’s new members and non-members all jumping the various classes.

The clear round went down really well, from lead rein riders to those just wanting to warm up. A few riders I spoke to afterwards said it massively prepared them for the first class, even if it was just to learn the course! The first two classes the 60 and 70cm were popular and we had a lovely flowing single phase course built by Elspeth. The 80 was mainly non-members, but one member that plucked up the courage at the last minute and cruised round to finish 5th was Babs Williams riding Tara.
terry sj may 2015 90cm lead rein clear round

We had 7 competitors for the new accumulator class, which unfortunately didn’t include any members. The fences ranged from 70cm to a solid 1m upright and was highly competitive but really good fun – The top two jumping either lots of the smaller fences or a few of the bigger ones and it was very close – so no matter what height you jump at usually, its tactical riding and determination not just height that counts! Especially as it was won by a 13h pony!

The 80cm open saw a more challenging course that seemed to go down well. The 90 and 1m classes just had the one member entering, which was Louise with her horse Raffi who finished 3rd in both classes.

The best turned out also went down well and was a nice surprise for competitors to get a rosette for making the effort especially if they hadn’t been placed. Anne had ordered us some lovely new rosettes that lots of people commented on.

We had a fantastic team of helpers who also seemed to have a good day – Babs, Sophie, Sian, Jess, Sara, Zoe, Jo and Justine and Elspeth who helped the night before. As well as non-members Simon and Katie.

We also had a photographer for all classes including the clear round – you can view the photos by searching DnA photography on Facebook.

I’ve heard that a few members are worried about the change of the show jumping schedule – but those mem-bers that did attend really enjoyed it. If you are worried that maybe it looks too serious or competitive, it real-ly isn’t and the clear round is an excellent way to come and practice and get you ready for the first class as the course stays the same and you can put the fences set at any height you like. So hopefully next time we can have a few more members, especially in the classes after lunch (I know there are plenty of members jumping 90/1m… so no excuses) and it’s a great way for those riders that compete in area to practice too! I am currently thinking of more ways to persuade you to come!

Here are the results for the points league

Class One – 60cm
Molly Allen and Evidence First – 6 points (2nd)
Paul Cartwright and Rouge – 3 points (5th)
Becky King and Eddie – 2 points (6th)
Ali Harper and Jack – 1 point
Heather Jones and Flicka -1 point
Zoe Chamberlain and Douglas – 1 Point
Paula Jefferson and Lilly – 1 point
Wendy Gartry and Clive – 1 point

Class Two – 70cm
Heather Jones and Flicka 3 points – 5th
Molly Allen and Evidence First 1 point
Nic Newby and Cash – 1 point

Class Three
Babs Williams and Tara – 3 points (5th)

Class Four & Five
No Members entered
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Class Six – 90cm
Louise and Raffi – 5 points (3rd)
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Class Seven – 1m
Louise and Raffi – 5 points (3rd)

Best turned out riding club member’s –
Becky King – 10 points
Sian Williams – 10 points
Sophie Williams – 10 points

The next show is on Saturday 6th June again at Radfords. Hope to see you then.
Cassie

Prize Giving 2015

Prize giving

Rosettes and trophies for members who did well in 2014

The evening started with members raising their glasses to members of committee and official helpers who have done a huge amount of work with organising clinics and competitions and training for our members.

Special rosettes were awarded to three ‘special members’ who have been extremely helpful last year.

Sara Wright who has done an amazing job with running camp on her own, also for being in charge of our web site and publicity – what a star she is.

Zoe Chamberlain who has worked many long days doing her First Aid bit for us – she also is a star.

Meg Evans whose brain child it was to run and organise the ‘Buddy System’ of helpers and she is also running the Quadrille training sessions.

Best General Member Awards
Members get one point for every activity which they attend – but this does not include competitions as they have their own awards.

1. Jeanette Barnes and Heather Jones – they share the trophy
2. Helen Clark
3. Katherine Hayward
4. Rosemarie Williams
5. Carol Kynaston
6. Tara McDermott

In House Dressage Awards
1. Sally Evans who received a trophy
2. Meg Evans
3. Anne Roberts
4. Jo Nunnerley

Best Area Dressage Rider Award
Tara McDermott who received a trophy

Terry’s In House Show Jumping Awards
1. Mollie Allen who received a lovely cup in memory of Terry
2. Alice Newby
3. Paula Jefferson
4. Tara McDermott
5. Jo Waters

Best Overall Competitive Rider Awards
This award is calculated on member’s placings at In House and Area competitions
1. Kat Morgan who received a trophy
2. Sam Davies
3. Charlotte Jones
4. Sally Poppe
5. Tara McDermott

Trophies were also awarded to five members who WON or came 2nd in their section at Area and therefore qualified for the Riding Club National Championships
Charlotte Jones who won her class at Area Open Show Jumping
Kat Morgan who won her section at Area Horse Trials
Sally Poppe who won her section at Area Horse Trials
Sam Davies who came 2nd in her section at Area Horse Trials
Tara McDermott who came 2nd in her class at Area Dressage to Music

Well Done Everyone

Show Jumping Eligibility

Show Jumping Schedule
Hi all, please note, the schedule recently sent out indicates that there is a BE limit to the intermediate SJ, please be aware that there is NO points limit for BE for the intermediate show jumping.
If you have any queries re eligibility, Eligibility tables for all disciplines (Horse and Rider) are on pages 73 & 74 of the rule book. The rule book is downloadable from the BRC website, free of charge.
If you have any queries re any of the schedules recently sent out, please raise them with the Area committee in the first instance.
Please see attached.
Eligibility Tables
Regards
Peter Booth
Hon Jt Secretary A20

Terry’s Showjumping – first comp for 2015!

I just thought that I would give you an update of how the show jumping went on Saturday. In case you missed it we had the first of Terrys jumping for 2015 at Radfords. We had a really mixed group of competitors, with members new members and non members all jumping the various classes.

The clear round went down really well, from lead rein riders to those just wanting to warm up. A few riders I spoke to afterwards said it massively prepared them for the first class, even if it was just to learn the course! The first two classes the 60 and 70cm were popular and we had a lovely flowing single phase course built by Elspeth. The 80 was mainly non members, but one member that plucked up the courage at the last minute and cruised round to finish 5th was Babs Williams riding Tara.

We had 7 competitors for the new accumulator class, which unfortunately didn’t include any members. The fences ranged from 70cm to a solid 1m upright and was highly competitive but really good fun – The top two jumping either lots of the smaller fences or a few of the bigger ones and it was very close – so no matter what height you jump at usually, its tactical riding and determination not just height that counts! Especially as it was won by a 13h pony!

The 80cm open saw a more challenging course that seemed to go down well. The 90 and 1m classes just had the one member entering, which was Louise with her horse Raffi who finished 3rd in both classes.

The best turned out also went down well and was a nice surprise for competitors to get a rosette for making the effort especially if they hadn’t been placed. Anne had ordered us some lovely new rosettes that lots of people commented on.

We had a fantastic team of helpers who also seemed to have a good day – Babs, Sophie, Sian, Jess, Sara, Zoe, Jo and Justine and Elspeth who helped the night before. As well as non members Simon and Katie.

We also had a photographer for all classes including the clear round – you can view the photos by searching DnA photography on facebook.

I’ve heard that a few members are worried about the change of the show jumping schedule – but those members that did attend really enjoyed it. If you are worried that maybe it looks too serious or competitive, it really isn’t and the clear round is an excellent way to come and practice and get you ready for the first class as the course stays the same and you can put the fences set at any height you like. So hopefully next time we can have a few more members, especially in the classes after lunch (I know there are plenty of members jumping 90/1m… so no excuses )and its a great way for those riders that compete in area to practice too! I am currently thinking of more ways to persuade you to come!

Here are the results for the points league

Class One – 60cm
Molly Allen and Evidence First – 6 points (2nd)
Paul Cartwright and Rouge – 3 points (5th)
Becky King and Eddie – 2 points (6th)
Ali Harper and Jack – 1 point
Heather Jones and Flicka -1 point
Zoe Chamberlain and Douglas – 1 Point
Paula Jefferson and Lilly – 1 point
Wendy Gartry and Clive – 1 point

Class Two – 70cm
Heather Jones and Flicka 3 points – 5th
Molly Allen and Evidence First 1 point
Nic Newby and Cash – 1 point

Class Three
Babs Williams and Tara – 3 points (5th)

Class Four and Five – No Members entered 🙁

Class Six – 90cm
Louise and Raffi – 5 points (3rd)

Class Severn – 1m
Louise and Raffi – 5 Points (3rd)

Best turned out riding club memebers –
Becky King – 10 points
Sian Williams – 10 points
Sophie Williams – 10 points

The next show is on Saturday 6th June again at Radfords

Hope to see you then, have attached a couple of photos from Heather and Babs.

Cassie

Camp 2015

Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club Camp
Friday 10th July – Sunday 12th July
Berriewood Farm, Condover, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY5 7NN

We have hired the facilities at Berriewood Farm for camp.
This includes:
• stable with straw or small paddock for Friday and Saturday night (there is no reduction if a horse stays only one night)
• Camping/parking area.
• Use of club room and use of arenas and/or cross country course.
• 1 Clinics on Friday
• 2 Clinics on Saturday
• 2 Clinics on Sunday
We also hope to provide some entertainment on both evenings:
Garden Games & Pizza Friday Evening (Pizza cost not included)
Demo with Tracy Langley, Totally Balanced Therapy & a Takeaway on Saturday Evening (Takeaway not included)

The cost of this will be £100 (For the Weekend Fri Eve – Sun) or £50 (for the Day – Sat or Sun) (Extra Cost for Friday Lesson)
The instructors selected for the weekend are Elspeth Carr, Kim Webster, Janet Green & Ticky Fletcher
Clinics will be in groups of 3 or more. If you would like a semi\private clinic for 1 or 2 people then please contact me ASAP so this can be accommodated (There may be extra charge)

If you have any questions please contact me:-
e-mail: justine.roberts@bt.com OR hj.1@hotmail.co.uk OR megs-88@hotmail.com
phone: 07790108285 OR 07530142523

complete the attached form by 30th April

Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club Camp 2015

Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club & Tanatside Hunt Branch of The Pony Club One Day Event

VERY EXCITING NEWS!

Announcing the Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club & Tanatside Hunt Branch of The Pony Club One Day Event

Saturday 13th June 2015

Open to all Senior and Junior Riders

At Berriewood Farm and Equestrian Centre, Condover, Shrewsbury SY5 7NN

Class 1-80cm Class 2 – 80cm Class 3 – 90cm Class 4 – 100cm

enter early to avoid disappointment!

click the link below for more information and the entry form

VVRC Tanatside One Day Event 2015

VVRC Summer Dressage League

Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club

Summer Dressage League

 

 

 

Open to members only, Wednesday evenings at

Brithdir Equestrian Centre, Guilsfield, Welshpool, SY219DJ

 

Starting at 6 pm

Come and enjoy a relaxed evening of summer dressage

Tests from Intro to Novice

Details of tests to follow.

Entries £8 per class including a glass of Pimms!

Excellent working in and competition facilities.

 

Rosettes to 4th place

Trophy for most points accrued over the season.

Dates for your diary:

15th April, 13th May, 17th June, 15th July, 12th Aug, and 16th Sept

Further information – Elspeth Carr, emgcarr@gmail.com

Cheshire Hunt North Pony Club Arena Eventing Competition 8th March 2015

Cheshire Hunt North Pony Club

Arena eventing competition (course designed by Richard Carruthers)

Open to Pony Club members and Riding Club members

At Forestgate Farm, Forest Lane, Norley, Cheshire, WA6 6NF

By kind permission of Jane & Richard Carruthers.

Sunday 8th March 2015  9.30am start.

Entries to: Sarah Hodgson, 11 Threeways, Cuddington, Cheshire,

CW8 2XJ. Tel 07969008998

Email sarahhodgson@hotmail.co.uk

Closing date for entries Monday 2nd March 2015 (Unless full beforehand)

Times will be posted on CHNPC website by Thursday 5th March www.cheshirehuntnorthpc.com

CHNPC telephone number on the day – 07872936431

CLASSES (will be split RC & PC):

Class 1:    65cms – riders any age

Class 2:    75 cms – riders any age

Class 3:    85cms – riders any age

Class 4:    95 cms – riders any age

Class 5:    1.05cms – riders any age

 

 

Event information: The event will be run under Pony Club rules. Faults will be allocated as per XC scoring.  All fences knocked down will also be penalised. An optimum time will be set and, in the event of a tie, the results will be calculated on the basis of those closest to the optimum time.

Entry fee, (including First Aid) – CHNPC members £12, RC & other PC branches £15 per class. Multiple classes can be entered. Cheques payable to CHNPC.  Please write name of rider and classes entered on back of cheque.

Dress code – XC colours. The wearing of a body protector and medical armband is compulsory for all competitors.

Hats must be in accordance to PC rules, (www.pcuk.org).

Awards – Rosettes and prizes in kind in each section 1st – 6th.

  • Competitors may enter multiple classes.
  • No dogs are permitted at Forestgate Farm.
  • No hay nets to be tied up outside boxes/trailers.

Parking – There will be a parking official on the day. Please park as directed.

  • ALL PARKING AREAS AND ARENAS TO BE POO PICKED PLEASE.

DIRECTIONS TO FOREST GATE FARM, NORLEY – WA6 6NF
From Northwich: Take A556 toward Chester. Turn right onto the B5152 at Abbey Arms Pub. Continue along this road, passing through Delamere Forest. After approx 4 miles, once you have passed The Carriers Inn and Hatchmere Lake on your left, take the next turning on your right into Forest Lane. Forest Gate Farm is the first property on the left. Please note, if using a Sat Nav, the postcode does not take you there!